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Join us as we chat about all things indie film, including interviews with industry pros.

Join us as we chat about all things indie film, including interviews with industry pros.
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Join us as we chat about all things indie film, including interviews with industry pros.

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Episodes

Don't Forget Audio Description for the Blind | guest Roy Samuelson - Ep38

8/24/2019
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Including "Audio Description" in your production will enable the 26 million blind in the US to enjoy your movie. Today's guest is Roy Samuelson, an Audio Description narrator based in LA whose narration includes blockbuster features like Venom, First Man, Get Out, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Spiderman: Homecoming, Skyscraper, Equalizer 2, Superfly, Pacific Rim, Uprising, The Hateful Eight, Steve Jobs, and Jason Bourne. He has also narrated TV shows like Criminal Minds, NCIS, Lethal...

Duration:00:36:51

Keeping Global Audiences in Mind as You Write | guest Weiko Lin - Ep37

8/8/2019
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Weiko Lin has taught playwriting and/or screenwriting at Northwestern University, UCLA, and Taipei National University of the Arts. Based in Los Angeles and Boston, he is a tenured Associate Professor at School of the Arts at Emerson College. He received his B.A. in English (Creative Writing - Playwriting) and M.F.A. in Film and Television at University of California at Los Angeles. His credits as original story writer and producer include Chinese romance film 100 DAYS that released...

Duration:00:18:04

Why Screenwriters Should Study Film Editing | guest Greg Loftin - Ep36

7/13/2019
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Greg Loftin says that screenwriters can learn a lot from film editors, especially when it comes to visual storytelling. Greg is a writer and director with a PhD from the University of Exeter, and author of 'Writing for the Cut' endorsed by Walter Murch. We are not paid by the companies or products we mention! GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr. Show...

Duration:00:33:00

Finding Money for Your Film | guest Ben Yennie - Ep35

7/2/2019
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Today we talk with "The Guerilla Rep" Ben Yennie of ProductionNext and Producer Foundry about ways to raise financing for your indie film. We ask him what to say in meetings with potential investors, how many meetings to have, and other ways to raise finance before seeking investors. Ben is an executive producer and producer's rep in San Fransisco, author of "The Guerilla Rep" and "The State of the Film Industry Report." GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey...

Duration:00:53:46

3 Steps to Creating Suspense With the Hitchcock Whisperer- Ep34

6/26/2019
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Indie director, author, radio producer, and "Hitchcock Whisperer" Jeffrey Michael Bays talks about creating gripping moments for all genres of film. He produced the SiriusXM radio production 'Not From Space,' winner of the Mark Time and Communicator awards, and directed the suspense film 'Offing David.' Jeffrey is an adjunct instructor at Lights Film School, and travels the world teaching suspense techniques. He also co-hosts this podcast! GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker...

Duration:00:27:22

Directing a 90s Period Piece and Attaching Stars | guest William Dickerson - Ep33

6/19/2019
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Indie director William Dickerson joins us to talk about directing a 90s period piece: his new feature film 'No Alternative' starring Kathryn Erbe. William teaches at New York Film Academy, and previously directed the indie suspense film 'Detour.' GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr. Show Notes: Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com Special Thanks to William Dickerson Hosts: Jeffrey...

Duration:00:51:38

Minneapolis Meetup with Michael Wiese Authors | guest Ken Lee - Ep32

6/8/2019
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Jeffrey returns from Switzerland, and Ken Lee joins us from Michael Wiese Books to reveal a big meetup in Minneapolis for filmmakers and screenwriters in July -- a chance to meet your favorite MW authors. GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr. Show Notes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-story-panel-and-social-hour-tickets-64939432591?ref=eiosTweet us @borgusfilm or email...

Duration:00:29:20

Tough Casting Choices as a Director, How to Lead Auditions | guest Peter D. Marshall - Ep31

5/18/2019
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Today we are joined by directing coach Peter D. Marshall, author of 'Making the Magic Happen,' to talk about how directors can manage those tough casting choices. Peter has worked in the motion picture and TV industry for 40 years as a director, TV producer, 1stAD, and TV-series creative consultant. His directorial credits include over 30 episodes of TV drama such as 'Once a Thief,' 'Wiseguy,' '21 Jump Street,' 'The Black Stallion,' and the 'Largo Winch.' GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted...

Duration:00:16:49

Collaboration is a Delicate Art | guest Linda Seger - Ep30

5/10/2019
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Linda Seger is one of the world's foremost script consultants, best known for contributions to films like 'Braindead' and 'Universal Soldier.' Linda wrote several books on screenwriting, including Making a Good Script Great: A Guide for Writing & Rewriting, Creating Unforgettable Characters: Practical Guide to Character Development in Films, TV Series, Advertisements, Novels and Short Stories and The Art of Adaptation: Turning Fact and Fiction into Film. She is also an experienced screenplay...

Duration:00:21:21

Film Distribution & Marketing 101 | guest Jason Brubaker - Ep29

4/26/2019
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Confused about indie film distribution in 2019? We are joined by the "Self Distribution Guy" to demystify the current film distribution marketplace. Jason Brubaker of Filmmaking Stuff and Filmmaking Stuff HQ is a motion picture executive in Los Angeles and an expert in digital VOD distribution. GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr. Show Notes: 1. Jason's sites: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com and...

Duration:00:46:59

Finding Stock Footage | guest James Forsher - Ep28

4/18/2019
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James Forsher, author of 'Stock Footage,' served as a consultant for ABC News and PBS Marketplace, and was a content producer at Person and Allyn & Bacon. His TV programs include Discovery's 'Hollywood Chronicles,' PBS' 'Lost Warriors,' and well as programs for Encore, A&E, and The Movie Channel. His own personal archive houses several thousand titles of Americana and entertainment-related footage throughout the 1990's. GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey...

Duration:00:33:22

New 'Save the Cat!' Writing Software | guests Jason Kolinsky & Bob McFarlane - Ep27

4/13/2019
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Jason Kolinsky and Bob McFarlane join us from the 'Save the Cat!' team to introduce their newest screenwriting software which now includes tools for TV series and novel writers. Jason is Chief Marketing Officer and Bob is Lead Software Engineer, and 'Save the Cat! Story Structure Software 4.0' is now available at savethecat.com. NOTE: Not a paid endorsement. GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day,...

Duration:00:15:39

Finding Investors for Indie Films | guest Tom Malloy - Ep26

4/4/2019
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Tom Malloy is an award-winning actor, producer, public speaker, and has raised over $25 million for indie film projects so far. He wrote the book "Bankroll: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films" which is considered the gold standard of film finance books. As an actor, Tom has worked with Oliver Stone and most recently starred in the film "#Screamers." GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr. Show...

Duration:00:27:41

Film Financing Via House Parties | guest Morrie Warshawski - Ep25

3/28/2019
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Morrie Warshawski joins us with specific steps on raising your film financing through house parties. Morrie wrote two books on fundraising: "Shaking the Money Tree" and "The Fundraising Houseparty." GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr. Show Notes: 1. Morrie's website: http://www.warshawski.com/ Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com Special Thanks to Morrie Warshawski Hosts: Jeffrey...

Duration:00:19:53

Solve Your Fear of Marketing: Hire a PMD | guest Diane Bell - Ep23

3/17/2019
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Marketing is the thing indie filmmakers tend to be afraid of or don't fully understand, so they procrastinate. Sundance rebel Diane Bell says hiring a Producer of Marketing and Distribution (PMD) early in the development process is the key to success. Diane wrote 'Shoot From the Heart: Successful Filmmaking from a Sundance Rebel' and offers classes online. GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr. Show...

Duration:00:23:18

Mythologist John Bucher on 2019 Oscars and New Media | Ep24

2/18/2019
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Mythologist John Bucher joins us to talk about storytelling in the modern era, how new media formats effect the length and style of story. He is author of 'Master of the Cinematic Universe' and teacher at Studio School in LA. John is also hosting a Facebook live stream Friday Feb 22: the Pre-Award Live Stream Bash from Studio School about the upcoming Academy Awards. GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day,...

Duration:00:23:40

Filmmakers Living in Vans in LA | guest Katie Kilkenny

1/19/2019
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We talk with journalist Katie Kilkenny of The Hollywood Reporter about the phenomenon of film industry professionals living in their vans in Los Angeles. It's more common than you might think, and is apparently on the rise. Are they doing it by choice or necessity? GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr. Show Notes: 1. Katie's article in THR:...

Duration:00:18:31

Clint Eastwood as a Filmmaker | guest Lester D. Friedman - Ep21

12/26/2018
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Film scholar Lester D. Friedman chats with us about Clint Eastwood as a filmmaker. He edited the new book of academic essays, "Tough Ain't Enough: New Perspectives on the Films of Clint Eastwood." Lester D. Friedman is the Senior Scholar-in-Residence in the Media and Society Programme at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. His other books include Citizen Spielberg, Cultural Sutures: Medicine and Media, Fires Were Started: British Cinema and Thatcherism. GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by...

Duration:00:17:43

Film Festival Essentials: Making the Most of Your Film | guest Rona Edwards - Ep20

12/13/2018
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Film & TV Producer Rona Edwards brings us real, concrete festival tips, including her 5 mistakes filmmakers tend to make. She has produced for NBC, USA, SyFi, ABC, VH1, Sat.1/Studio Hamburg, Warner Bros, Lifetime Movie Network, and is always developing books, screenplays, feature films and TV projects. Rona co-wrote two books: "The Complete Filmmakers Guide to Film Festivals" and "I Liked It, Didn't Love It." GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays...

Duration:00:50:17

When to Fire Someone on Your Production | guest Mara Lesemann - Ep19

11/28/2018
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Producer Mara Lesemann returns with advice on recognizing when you need to fire someone, and then having the confidence to actually carry it out. Mara wrote and produced two feature films: 'Surviving Family' and 'Detours.' She is a script consultant and has written numerous plays for the NYC stage. GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr. Show Notes: 1. Visit the guest:...

Duration:00:38:25